Fire Break

Asked December 21, 2013, 4:11 PM EST

How far should the vegetation be cleared away from my home to create a safe fire break, Pagosa springs Co.

Archuleta County Colorado disaster preparedness fire management wildfire

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Your defensible space should be divided into three zones. Zone 1 is the area nearest the home and other structures. This zone requires maximum hazard reduction. 0-15/30 feet Zone 2 is a transitional area of fuels reduction between Zones 1 and 3. 30-100 feet Zone 3 is the area farthest from the home. It extends from the edge of Zone 2 toy your property boundaries. 100+ feet http://csfs.colostate.edu/pdfs/FIRE2012_1_DspaceQuickGuide.pdf http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/natres/06303.html